Archive | April 21st, 2010

Rumor: Apple considering purchase of ARM holdings

21. April 2010

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There are rumors, and then there are doozy’s. This one’s a doozy. The London Evening Standard reported late Wednesday night that there is speculation that Apple is considering purchasing ARM Holdings, the Cambridge-based company that licenses the chip designs for almost any mobile product you can think of – iPhones, iPods, Blackberries, HTC phones, Nokia […]

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Palm waives $99 fee for webOS development

21. April 2010

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Palm just might be starting to realize that, hey, you gotta have apps if you want to compete against the iPhone. To wit, Palm recently waived the $99 fee it formerly required developers to pay if they wanted to get their apps up on Palm’s app store. You know, the one that houses all of […]

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Apple unveils third new iPhone ad this week – “Family Man”

21. April 2010

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Apple’s on an iPhone commercial roll. I suppose they’ll do anything to divert attention away from the you know what that was left at the you know where. But seriously, below is Apple’s third iPhone ad of the week, a spot called “Family Man” which we first noticed during last night’s episode of LOST.

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Street Fighter meets MacBook Pro

21. April 2010

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I can still remember the first time I ever played the videogame Street Fighter. Well, I can’t exactly remember the year (I think it was 91/92) but I do remember where I was – at the now defunct Boblo Island Amusement Park.¬†Anyways, I sauntered into the arcade area after some water slide action and was […]

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Gizmodo’s iPhone 4G coverage as a tabloid newspaper [Photo]

21. April 2010

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Gizmodo’s iPhone coverage as seedy tabloid journalism, as cleverly envisioned by Nick Bilton of the New York Times. Too funny.

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Apple responds to Adobe’s claims that iPhone is a closed platform

21. April 2010

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Apple’s recently updated iPhone developer agreement explicitly states that apps for the platform must be originally written in C, C++, and Objective C. This new rule, which naturally created a firestorm of controversy, put a damper on Adobe’s plans to get apps developed in Flash onto the iPhone via its new Flash-to-iPhone compiler. In response […]

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AT&T releases earnings, reports 2.7 million iPhone activations

21. April 2010

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AT&T released their earnings for the first quarter of 2010 and reported EPS of $0.42 on revenue of $30.6 billion. AT&T also stated that they activated 2.7 million iPhones during the quarter, and that more than 1/3 of those iPhone users were new AT&T subscribers. During the last quarter, AT&T recorded 3.1 million iPhone activations, […]

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Adobe to stop development of Flash to iPhone compiler, will focus on Android

21. April 2010

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Well, it appears that Adobe got the hint. Though not as sensationalized as a missing iPhone prototype, Apple created quite a stir a few weeks back when it updated its iPhone developer agreement with the following clause: Applications must be originally written in Objective-C, C, C++, or JavaScript as executed by the iPhone OS WebKit […]

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Google acquires chip startup Agnilux, team comprised of former PA Semi and Apple engineers

21. April 2010

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Oh sneaky Google, what are you up to? Back in March, we reported that PA Semi founder and CEO Daniel Dobberphui (what a name!) had left Apple to join former PA Semi and Apple employees Amarjit Gill, Mark Hayter, and Puneet Kumar at another chip startup called Agnilux. Some LinkedIn snooping revealed that at least […]

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RIM CEO Mihalis Lazaridis downplays success of touchscreen smartphones

21. April 2010

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Mihalis (Mike) Lazaridis, co-CEO and co-Founder of RIM, recently downplayed the success of touchscreen phones like the iPhone while touting his own company’s lineup of qwerty-based devices.

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